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ChiSoxGirl
03-07-2012, 09:28 PM
I saw a link to these commercials on Facebook earlier today and saw the "Welcome Back Robin (http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20138911)" one a little while ago on WGN. It features a certain grand slam hit nearly 21 years ago and is pretty damn cool. :cool: Also check out "Robin Ventura wants to teach his team the right way" in the playlist below the video.

aryzner
03-08-2012, 07:25 AM
I saw this, and even though I don't have very high hopes for this year, I couldn't help but get extremely excited. I was only 7 or 8 years old but I remember watching that grand slam and I think that was the moment that Robin became my favorite Sox player as I was growing up.

RedHeadPaleHoser
03-08-2012, 08:02 AM
I saw the commercial this morning during the WGN Morning News. Very cool.

Love the look of the park back then though, only to allow me to appreciate how great it is now.

russ99
03-08-2012, 08:09 AM
They should have ended the commercial with the part where The Big Hurt picks him up like a sack of potatoes.

Zisk77
03-08-2012, 08:51 AM
Nothing more fundamental than a walkoff grandslam.:redneck

bigsoxfan420
03-08-2012, 09:10 AM
Nothing more fundamental than a walkoff grandslam.:redneck

I guess waiting for the "perfect pitch" is the fundamental they are highlighting there. :tongue:

siugrad25
03-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Funny story about that Sox game. My friend and I were in high school at Curie at the time and always went to Comiskey via the Archer Ave./35th Street bus. We were at that game but decided to leave somewhere in the 9th inning so we could get a bus back home. I remember listening to the game on the bus and being in shock. Every time I see that highlight I always think of why I refuse to leave for games early. :)

sachin
03-08-2012, 08:58 PM
Funny story about that Sox game. My friend and I were in high school at Curie at the time and always went to Comiskey via the Archer Ave./35th Street bus. We were at that game but decided to leave somewhere in the 9th inning so we could get a bus back home. I remember listening to the game on the bus and being in shock. Every time I see that highlight I always think of why I refuse to leave for games early. :)

How would getting to the game late have allowed you to see the grand slam?

CWSpalehoseCWS
03-09-2012, 05:14 AM
Definitely some of the better commercials the Sox have had the last few seasons. It really gives that starting over type feeling.

RedHeadPaleHoser
03-09-2012, 01:48 PM
I went to the Sox website and saw the other one with RV about starting early. Once I got over that he wouldn't park on the west side of the stadium, I liked it.

Weird that I got goosebumps just from being back on that site. :D:

thomas35forever
03-09-2012, 02:48 PM
Wonder if Robin will do anymore this year so the commercials don't get stale like last year (though that campaign wasn't really worth continuing).

October26
03-10-2012, 11:24 AM
They should have ended the commercial with the part where The Big Hurt picks him up like a sack of potatoes.

I like the commercial but I thought the same thing. I was a bit irritated that they chopped off the ending. I remember Frank lifting Robin into the air in a wild celebration at home plate; that was a great moment featuring two of my favorite Sox players of all time.

JohnTucker0814
03-10-2012, 11:55 AM
How would getting to the game late have allowed you to see the grand slam?

What he was trying to say was he will never LEAVE a game EARLY now...

BainesHOF
03-11-2012, 03:20 AM
I thought the commercial was unimaginative and boring. I realize they don't have a lot to work with.

Any commercials for this team need to feature Konerko. Ramirez, too.

Falstaff
03-11-2012, 05:19 PM
I thought the commercial was unimaginative and boring. I realize they don't have a lot to work with.

Any commercials for this team need to feature Konerko. Ramirez, too.

Agreed. What they need to do more in this ad campaign is develop
some off-speed junk. How about profiling a beer vendor, or showing
some clips of some of the more horrendous seasons like 1970 and suggesting
that '12 will look good in comparison. Off speed junk outside the box will work when the high heat is not so hot. How about churro porn?

Frater Perdurabo
03-11-2012, 06:01 PM
Agreed. What they need to do more in this ad campaign is develop
some off-speed junk. How about profiling a beer vendor, or showing
some clips of some of the more horrendous seasons like 1970 and suggesting
that '12 will look good in comparison. Off speed junk outside the box will work when the high heat is not so hot. How about churro porn?

I agree with your premise and love your metaphor. LOLing at "churro porn."

Frontman
03-11-2012, 06:20 PM
A new year, a new campaign. Time to turn the page on 2011, and hope (yeah, I said it, hope) that 2012 will be a step in the right direction.

I liked the RV commercial about Opening Day and starting early. I know its only an ad, but it certainly hasn't felt like our previous manager would do something like that.